Woman shot in head, rushed to hospital by Detroit police - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Woman shot in head, rushed to hospital by Detroit police

Posted: Updated:
Jazmine Fisher Jazmine Fisher
DETROIT (WJBK) -

23-year-old Jazmine Fisher was shot in the head Tuesday night at her home on 28th Street. Detroit Police officers were forced to rush her to the hospital themselves when EMS couldn't get there fast enough.

The mother of three was struck by a bullet in the temple. She is now recovering in the hospital following emergency surgery.

Her family is thankful for the officers' extra effort, but they are upset with the city.

"It's healthcare. We deserve that. We should have that. How dare you not have us with the trucks we need to get people to the hospital for life threatening situations," said Demerris Fisher, Jazmine's mother.

Tuesday, Fox 2's Amy Lange looked into continued problems with EMS not having units available when 911 calls are received. Fisher was shot just four hours after that story aired.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said his officers will continue to do transports. Union president Joseph Barney apologized on behalf of Detroit EMS.

"We're sorry. The men and women of Detroit EMS, the technicians, we're sorry about this. We're sorry we can't get to you in a timely fashion. Trust me, if we could, we would," Barney said Tuesday.

Mayor Bing's office says new ambulances donated by the business community are on the way. An announcement on when those rigs will hit the streets will be made later this month.

A boyfriend is considered a suspect in the shooting. If you have any information, call Detroit Police.

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • Union activist pleads guilty to federal crimes

    Union activist pleads guilty to federal crimes

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:16:54 GMT
    He's the activist known for filing lawsuits to stop what he believes is government wrongdoing. But now attorney Robert Davis is pleading guilty to federal crimes.
    He's the activist known for filing lawsuits to stop what he believes is government wrongdoing. But now attorney Robert Davis is pleading guilty to federal crimes.
  • Gay teacher says she was fired by Catholic school for being pregnant

    Gay teacher says she was fired by Catholic school for being pregnant

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:02:29 GMT
    Barbara Webb and Kristen Lasecki were married two years ago and are expecting a baby. Webb is now pregnant and she no longer has her teaching job at Bloomfield Hills Marian High School because of it.
    Barbara Webb and Kristen Lasecki were married two years ago and are expecting a baby. Webb is now pregnant and she no longer has her teaching job at Bloomfield Hills Marian High School because of it.
  • Former SMART employee's lawsuit battle drags on after 10 years

    Former SMART employee's lawsuit battle drags on after 10 years

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:49:24 GMT
    The case was originally about workplace discrimination. Now it's dragged on for more than a decade despite the case appearing to be one that the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation can't win.
    The case was originally about workplace discrimination. Now it's dragged on for more than a decade despite the case appearing to be one that the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation can't win.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices